Synopses & Reviews
A nameless evil stalks the land, preying on all that lives, human and demon alike. Only one man has the power to stem the ravening tide: Safar Timura, the greatest wizard of the age, whose matchless magic once raised Iraj Protarus to the throne of all Esmir--and then, when the king turned tyrant, destroyed him.
Now Safar is done with the deadly intrigues of courts and kings. But when a brutal murder smashes the solitude of his mountain hideaway, Safar must lead his people on a desperate trek to safety--a perilous journey to fabled, far-off Syrapis, guided only by a magical vision and the words of a sorcerer long dead. And close at their heels evil follows like a rapacious wolf: Iraj Protarus. For the King of Kings has returned from the dead, hideously transformed--and thirsting for Safar's blood . . .
About the Author
Allan Cole is a bestselling author, screenwriter, and former prize-winning newsman who brings a rich background in travel and personal experience to his imaginative work. Raised in Europe and the Far East, Cole attended thirty-two schools and visited or lived in as many countries. He's written fifteen novels, many of which have become international bestsellers, as well as numerous screen and television dramas. He currently lives on a ranch in Elephant Butte, New Mexico, with Kathryn, his strongest supporter; Squeak, the cat who rules writer elves; and Acme, a roadrunner who kibitzes at his office window.
Readers who want to correspond with Allan directly can reach him at his home page--http://www.acole.com--or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org